A Brief History of the Lei

A Brief History of the Lei

A Brief History of the Lei When you landed on Maui, it’s quite possible you received a lei. If not, you’re at least familiar with them, right? Why do people share leis in Hawaii? Where did they come from? Here is a quick history of the lei in Hawaii. In...
A Brief History of Haleakala

A Brief History of Haleakala

A Brief History of Haleakala According to legend, the demigod Maui set out to capture the sun and slow it down for his mother, Hina. She was a talented woman who created cloth out of pounded bark (Kapa), but lamented that the sun moved across the sky too quickly for...
A Brief History of Taro in Hawaii

A Brief History of Taro in Hawaii

A Brief History of Taro in Hawaii Taro, once a staple of the Hawaiian diet, and still an integral part of the culture, is surprisingly not native to Hawaii. Instead, it is thought to have originated in southern India, before migrating east to China and as far south as...